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Using An Old Blu-Ray Player To Make A Scanning Laser Microscope

Using An Old Blu-Ray Player To Make A Scanning Laser Microscope

Of all the various and ever changing genres of making things, one that will always be near and dear to my heart will be the folks who take depreciated or broken items and make something new with it. I really found this project interesting. Blu-Ray players were ubiquitous for a hot minute (and may make […]

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Chris Walker of Hack Club

Hack Club’s Chris Walker and Castle Bravo

Chris started Castle Bravo as a personal project — with the idea of turning a bouncy castle into a boat — a motorized floating bouncy castle.

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Use A Treadmill Motor To Seriously Upgrade Your Drill Press

Use A Treadmill Motor To Seriously Upgrade Your Drill Press

How to upgrade an old drill press with a brushless 2.6Hp DC motor from a treadmill.This modification has many advantages, more horsepower, speed control and reverse of course, because every drill press needs a reverse! I cover the process of building a new motor mount bracket out of an old office chair. Next I grind down the […]

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Edible Innovations: Using Drones for DIY Agricultural Monitoring Systems

Edible Innovations: Using Drones for DIY Agricultural Monitoring Systems

Suman Ghimire is creating better agricultural yields in Nepal by flying drones with hacked cameras that can identify diseased plants.

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This Week in Making: A Zelda Ocarina, Robotic Darts, and Pi…Pie?

This Week in Making: A Zelda Ocarina, Robotic Darts, and Pi…Pie?

This week in making we saw the start of The 2017 Hackaday Project, the creation of a real Ocarina, the best Pi, and a cheating dartboard.

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Hacking a 35mm SLR Lens to Turbocharge Your Webcam

Hacking a 35mm SLR Lens to Turbocharge Your Webcam

You can buy a fancy webcam microscope, or you can hack an SLR Lens and an average webcam together to get the same results.

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